1. What if love is made and nothing else?
    asked Narcissus, leaning over the green iris of water.

    Nothing else,
    cried Echo from the green cochlea of the woods.

    And they were both right.
    And they were both lonely.

    Kapka Kassabova, “And they were both right” (via rabbitinthemoon)
    Reblogged from: 7-weeks
  2. Their high school principal
    told me I couldn’t teach
    poetry with profanity
    so I asked my students,
    “Raise your hand if you’ve heard of the Holocaust.”
    in unison, their arms rose up like poisonous gas
    then straightened out like an SS infantry
    “Okay. Please put your hands down.
    Now raise your hand if you’ve heard of the Rwandan genocide.”
    blank stares mixed with curious ignorance
    a quivering hand out of the crowd
    half-way raised, like a lone survivor
    struggling to stand up in Kigali
    “Luz, are you sure about that?”
    “No.”
    “That’s what I thought.”

    “Carlos—what’s genocide?”

    they won’t let you hear the truth at school
    if that person says “fuck”
    can’t even talk about “fuck”
    even though a third of your senior class
    is pregnant.

    I can’t teach an 18-year-old girl in a public school
    how to use a condom that will save her life
    and that of the orphan she will be forced
    to give to the foster care system—
    “Carlos, how many 13-year-olds do you know that are HIV-positive?”

    “Honestly, none. But I do visit a shelter every Monday and talk with
    six 12-year-old girls with diagnosed AIDS.”
    while 4th graders three blocks away give little boys blowjobs during recess
    I met an 11-year-old gang member in the Bronx who carries
    a semi-automatic weapon to study hall so he can make it home
    and you want me to censor my language

    “Carlos, what’s genocide?”

    your books leave out Emmett Till and Medgar Evers
    call themselves “World History” and don’t mention
    King Leopold or diamond mines
    call themselves “Politics in the Modern World”
    and don’t mention Apartheid

    “Carlos, what’s genocide?”

    you wonder why children hide in adult bodies
    lie under light-color-eyed contact lenses
    learn to fetishize the size of their asses
    and simultaneously hate their lips
    my students thought Che Guevara was a rapper
    from East Harlem
    still think my Mumia t-shirt is of Bob Marley
    how can literacy not include Phyllis Wheatley?
    schools were built in the shadows of ghosts
    filtered through incest and grinding teeth
    molded under veils of extravagant ritual

    “Carlos, what’s genocide?”

    “Roselyn, how old was she? Cuántos años tuvo tu madre cuando se murió?”

    “My mother had 32 years when she died. Ella era bellísima.”

    …what’s genocide?

    they’ve moved from sterilizing “Boriqua” women
    injecting indigenous sisters with Hepatitis B,
    now they just kill mothers with silent poison
    stain their loyalty and love into veins and suffocate them

    …what’s genocide?

    Ridwan’s father hung himself
    in the box because he thought his son
    was ashamed of him

    …what’s genocide?

    Maureen’s mother gave her
    skin lightening cream
    the day before she started the 6th grade

    …what’s genocide?

    she carves straight lines into her
    beautiful brown thighs so she can remember
    what it feels like to heal

    …what’s genocide?
    …what’s genocide?

    “Carlos, what’s genocide?”

    “Luz, this…
    this right here…
    is genocide.”

    Carlos Andres Gomez, What’s Genocide?  (via exoticwild)
    Reblogged from: 7-weeks
  3. Reblogged from: rock-bomber
  4. Hanging out with Taylor after the live chat on August 13.

    • We were talking about weird things that happen during Taylor's concerts.
    • Taylor: SOMEONE TOOK MY SHOE ONCE DURING ENCHANTED. THEY JUST PULLED IT OFF.
    Reblogged from: fakersgonnafakes
  5. "Taylor Swift now holds this year’s sales mark with ‘Shake It Off’. Also, dating to her arrival on Sept. 23, 2006, with "Tim McGraw," Swift swipes her 60th Hot 100 hit. Only one female act has made more Hot 100 visits: Aretha Franklin, with 73."

    Reblogged from: fakersgonnafakes
  6. nowinexile:

    The last words said by Black youth before they were murdered by vigilantes/Policemen . Rest in peace. 

    Reblogged from: blythebrooklyn
  7. I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
    But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
    Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.

    : I am not Mike Brown.  (via fitle-tight)

    This explains why the “I am mike brown” thing felt uncomfortable for me.

    (via saturdaymorning)

    Reblogged from: blythebrooklyn
  8. blythebrooklyn:

photo by victoria law @ bitch magazine

    blythebrooklyn:

    photo by victoria law @ bitch magazine

    Reblogged from: blythebrooklyn
  9. gracethefriendlyghost:

causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

CAN I BE KAIGE
KAIGE IS ACTUALLY AMAZING

    gracethefriendlyghost:

    causeallidoisdance:

    piecesofamoonchyld:

    Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

    WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

    CAN I BE KAIGE

    KAIGE IS ACTUALLY AMAZING

    Reblogged from: blythebrooklyn
  10. allyson-wonderlnd:

    I don’t know who did all these, but I tip my hat to them.

    Reblogged from: allyson-wonderlnd
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